Hey there. I’m Coleman. I started this blog—and am in the process of editing the associated book— because I believe that business travelers deserve better.
(That’s a picture of me peeking out from behind this post up top there, by the way.)
Way too often, business travel is seen as an unavoidable trade-off. You get the outcomes—or the income—you want, but it comes at a cost. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with what I’m talking about:
- Exhaustion, lack of focus, diminished productivity, and a general bleh feeling
- The dreaded ‘Sunday Scaries’ before your 6:30AM Monday flight
- A total inability to get any sort of exercise routine going, no matter how hard you try
- Stress stress stress stress stress stress
I’m here to help. I spent almost five years as a traveler, doing digital products and strategy consulting while figuring out how to stay healthy and sane on the road for my own benefit. I certainly don’t have all of the answers, but I did learn a few things along the way:
- How to eat well in any airport or restaurant
- Getting stress under control and energy back to normal
- A variety of comprehensive, adaptive strategies for staying active on the road
- How to stay productive and never feel like travel was sapping my time or focus
What can we do?
Exhaustion, burnout, ill health and lost time and productivity seem like the necessary evils of the otherwise-incredible jetset lifestyle of business travel. It doesn’t need to be.
You don’t have to trade your heath, productivity, or happiness for your livelihood. But to do that, you have to be proactive about it. It’s not just going to happen for you.
That’s where the blog comes in. It started as a byproduct of writing the book — a place where I could elaborate or expand on its ideas and explain things that weren’t going to fit in (or were a little too much of a tangent for) its pages. But now, it has become its own repository of hard-won lessons, research, and advice for making your life a little better, no matter where you are.
I hope you find what you’re looking for here. And if you don’t, drop me a line. I’m always open to questions and suggestions.
One more note: I’m not the only person that writes here. My brother (who is also a contributing author to the book) pitches in from time to time as well. His name is Kennedy — you’ll see his byline on the things he writes.
He’s never done the travel thing himself, but he’s the research expert around here, already wide read and ready to go diving into more studies about a number of the things that travelers need help with: behavioral change, goal setting and activity planning, time management, and exercise science.